Zahrain Hashim, the PKR MP for Bayan Baru had announced that he was quitting PKR and becoming an independent I hardly took notice. That is until I read his statement as reported in The Malaysian Insider. I am sure it was translated from the Malay but the English version read, "In the name of God, I would like to announce my resignation from PKR.”
In the name of God I quit the party? Wah I think this is really too much man. He quits the party when it was as the party candidate that the people of Bayan baru voted him. Without so much as a by your leave. And now he says God is in on it too. Frankly, I don't think He gives a fuck! Except that He's probably pissed off at you for using his name in vain. So I'd be careful when you step out in a thunderstorm. At least Flip Wilson had the decency to blame the bad guy when he said, "The Devil made me do it!"
This is yet another piece of proof that Malaysian politicians do things for themselves. The rakyat's votes are merely to satisfy a technicality. And one day even that won't be necessary anymore.
Now this next bit is really funny. Zahrain also slammed the DAP’s Middle Malaysia calling it a narrow racial agenda. Now, I myself am not sure what the DAP's Middle Malaysia is about but calling one party's (that is part of an Opposition that won 5 states in the last G.E.) agenda a narrow racial one in the midst of what's been happening in Malaysia the past few months involving the ruling coalition is a bit cockeyed I think.
Wait, got some more. He also said that because of that agenda “The Malay Muslim community continues to be marginalised.”